Samantha Hurst

Peoples Trust Company Acquires Online Lending Platform Lendful

Peoples Trust Company, a federally chartered financial institution that has provided financial services to Canadians, announced this week it has acquired Vancouver-based online lending platform Lendful. According to the duo, Peoples Group’s key mission is to exceed customers’ expectation by providing access to financial products within select markets…. Read More

MatchMove Teams Up With tmu to Enable Contactless Prepaid Mastercard in South Asia

On Thursday, Asian fintech MatchMove announced it has enabled the first contactless prepaid Mastercard in South Asia. According to MatchMove, the new card is being issued by India’s Federal Bank, is distributed under the brand name tmw by The MobileWallet Pvt. Ltd, India’s first complete payment solution,… Read More

Finn AI Launches on Temenos MarketPlace

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, announced on Thursday the launch of Finn AI on Temenos MarketPlace, which is a platform for facilitating the exchange of value between fintech providers and financial institutions. According to Temenos, Finn AI, which is working with financial institutions such as Bank of… Read More

Digital Payments & E-Commerce Platform KinerjaPay Announces Plans to Enter Microlending Business in Indonesia

KinerjaPay Corp., (OTCQB: KPAY), a digital payment and e-commerce platform, announced on Friday it is set to launch its own application for microlending business with peer-to-peer platform to facilitate credit facility. The company reported it will mainly target consumer sector to provide microlending facility in… Read More

Blockchain Powered Trade Platform TradeIX Secures $16 million Through Series A Funding Round Led By ING Ventures

TradeIX, a blockchain-powered trade platform, announced on Thursday it secured $16 million through its Series A investment round, which was led by ING Ventures with participation from investor Kistefos, BNP Paribas, and Tech Mahindra. Founded in 2016, TradeIX is on a mission to rewiring trade finance… Read More

Clearhaus Launches Apple Pay in Norwegian Webshops

Danish fintech Clearhaus announced on Thursday it has launched Apple Pay in its Norwegian Webshop. This news comes just a few months after the company revealed its support for the payment method. As previously reported, the company explained that Apple products have always been popular in the Nordics,… Read More

Quesnay Kicks Off Second Female Founders in Tech Competition; Now Focusing on Insurtech

Consulting firm Quesnay announced earlier this week it has kicked off its second Female Founders in Tech Competition, which is designed specifically for all women-led technology startups with a tested product. Quesnay reported that the competition will include insurtech startups this year. Jennifer Byrne, Co-Founder and… Read More

LendUp Names Capital One Co-Founder Nigel Morris As Board Chair & QED investors Co-Founder Frank Rotman As Board Members

LendUp, a socially responsible online lender on a mission to redefine financial services for the emerging middle class, announced on Thursday it has appointed Capital One co-founder Nigel Morris joined as board chair, and Frank Rotman, an early Capital One employee and its longtime Chief Credit Officer, joined… Read More

Astana Financial Services Authority Signs Statement of Cooperation With Abu Dhabi Global Markets

The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) announced earlier this week that it signed statement of cooperation with the Adu Dhabi Global Market to enhance their bilateral relationship. According to the AFSA, the objective of the Statement of Cooperation is to enhance mutual understanding of the legislative,… Read More

Update: Pointvoucher Forms New Partnership With M&C Saatchi As Seedrs Campaign Surpasses £600,000 in Funding

Pointvoucher, a mobile gaming plug and play market platform, announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with M&C Saatchi, a global communications company to provide mobile gaming and voucher solutions to global brands and destinations. This news comes just after the platform’s equity crowdfunding… Read More

LATTICE80 Set to Launch ICO Platform Fintech & Blockchain Startups Within the KAYA Network

LATTICE80 announced on Wednesday it is launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) platform for startups within the KAYA Network. The company reported it built KAYA Network as a global network of more than 11,000 fintech and blockchain startups in over 100 cities. According to LATTICE80, the… Read More

Digital Cash Treasury Akoni Named An Open Up Challenge 2018 Finalist

Akoni, a UK-based digital cash treasury manager, announced that it and Coriolis Technologies have been selected for the second phase of the Open Challenge, run by Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre. According to Akoni, the Open Up Challenge will use this unique opportunity to shape a future for small… Read More

GoFundMe Debuts Team Fundraising Feature

On Wednesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced its GoFundMe Team Fundraising, which is described as a new product providing groups of any size with the ability to collaborate and fundraise together for a personal or charitable cause. According to GoFundme, this new product brings the funding… Read More

Cryptocurrency Exchange PayBito Adds One Million Global Users

HashCash Consultants, the company behind cryptocurrency exchange PayBito, announced on Thursday the platform has served one million global users. According to HashCash, the trading portal uses bank-level security features to protect users from hacks and also conducts KYC along with AML checks before users can… Read More

Dash Teams Up With AloGateway to Facilitate B2B Payments Globally

Dash, the top digital currency for payments, announced on Wednesday it is teaming up with global payments provider AloGateway to facilitate B2B payments globally. According to Dash, through the new partnership, merchants around the world can now send, receive, and hold Dash and other major cryptocurrencies,… Read More

KeyBank Acquires Digital Lending Platform For Small Businesses Bolstr

On Wednesday, KeyBank announced it has acquired digital lending platform for small businesses Bolstr. According to Key, the fintech software, which is expected to be implemented later this year, will enable the banking group to provide faster and easier access both to SBA loans and to… Read More

Danish Payments Platform Nets Expands Into Poland Thanks to Acquisition of Dotpay/eCard

Nets, a Denmark-based payments platform, announced on tuesday it has expanded into Poland thanks to the acquisition of payments service providers Dotpay/eCard. According to Nets, Andrzej Budzik will continue as CEO of Dotpay/eCard and will report directly to Asger Hattel, Head of Merchant Services in Nets,… Read More

Chinese Fintech PINTEC Launches Installment Financing on E-Commerce Platforms

Chinese fintech Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (PINTEC) announced on Wednesday it has launched installment financing on its e-commerce platforms. This news comes just a couple of weeks after PINTEC secured $103 million through its latest financing round, which as led by Mandra Capital and SINA Corp…. Read More

PayPal Acquires Global Payout Platform Hyperwallet

Online payments giant PayPal announced on Tuesday it has acquired global payout platform Hyperwallet for $400 million. The latest acquisition reportedly enhances PayPal’s capabilities, which will improve the company’s ability to provide an integrated suite of payment solutions to e-commerce platforms and marketplaces around the… Read More

SharePost Secures $15 Million During Series C Funding Round to Accelerate Security Token Trading

SharesPost, a provider of late-stage private company liquidity solutions and private capital markets research, announced on Wednesday it secured $15 million during its Series C funding round, which was led by LUN Partners and Kenetic Capital. Funds from the Series C funding round will go towards… Read More